Introduction

NeuroPilates™ is a movement system that blends traditional Pilates with current neuroscience principles by targeting the brain for better health, movement and performance.The aims and teachings of the method are to bring about a more current type of Pilates that is in line with the remarkable advances in neuroscience and brain research.

This Diploma will teach you all about the brain, the neurology of base level movement and how to structure and theme your classes to target specific parts of the brain. You will also learn some in-depth neurological assessments that go beyond biomechanics to assess your clients overall health and wellbeing and most importantly, you will learn what to do about it!

This Diploma is accredited by Reps UK and Reps UAE and is an Active IQ course with the extra Neural units as an add on.

PRE-REQUISITE

Anatomy & Physiology ( Online Course)  is a Pre-requisite). if you require this unit this is an additional cost of AED 1,400 – USD 380 includes ONLINE + 1 webinar)



Entry Requirements

  • Must be a Pilates matwork teacher already or working towards completing a Pilates qualification
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a certain amount of physical activity is necessary.
  • Students who are already in the fitness industry and have done anatomy and physiology before must do an Active IQ mock exam and pass to be able to skip this course. All students new to the industry must do anatomy and physiology as a pre-requisite.
  • There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level.

Qualification Structure

This qualification comprises of 5 core units with Anatomy and Physiology as a pre-requisite.



Units

Unit 1

Neuroanatomy Foundations of Movement

Neuroanatomy Foundations of Movement Online Course Details.

In this course you will learn the foundations of Neuroanatomy and how it applies in a practical way to movement, posture pain, training, health and overall wellbeing. This course is open to all health and fitness professionals. We will cover:
  • Key neuroscience concepts and their current practical application to health and fitness professionals.
  • The neurology of movement and how to improve motor control, co-ordination and brain-body pathways for optimal movement and performance.
  • How to achieve optimal brain health by improving sensory inputs.
  • The role our vestibular and visual systems have on our posture, gait and overall movement.
  • The neurology of posture and postural assessment.
  • The neurology of gait and gait assessment.
  • Learn about the different brain lobes, what each area is responsible for and the exercise applications.
  • Breathing as Fuel for the brain and how to assess your own or client’s respiration.
ASSESSMENT Internally assessed worksheet.

PRE-REQUISITES

Must be in the health or fitness industry already and should have done anatomy and physiology in the past.
  • Duration

    15 hours

  • Dates

    Pre recorded webinars (5 days of 3 hours each) + a private session with the main tutor for questions or Zoom webinar on 19,20,21,22,23 September from 1-4pm Dubai time 

  • Time

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Price

    AED 1835 (USD 500)- Online via pre-recorded videos or AED 1653 for zoom webinar (Special discounted price)


Unit 2

The Original Pilates repertoire

This course offers a dynamic, integrative approach to the art of teaching and practicing Pilates. You will learn the original classical moves as well as their adaptations and modifications over time.

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This teacher training is suitable for anyone interested in delving deeper into their Pilates practice or for those who seek to become certified Pilates instructors. Drawing together different styles and approaches to Pilates, this multi-faceted training gives trainees the opportunity to learn from the best of all methods. We will also be covering Pilates with small equipment such as rollers, soft balls, circles and flex bands.

Assessment

Internally assessed worksheet and mock practical exam

Pre-requisites

Must be in the the health and fitness industry already or have done some anatomy training in the past.
(*If you are a non-UAE resident you can take this online.Online pre-recorded videos only costAED4958 (USD1350))
  • Duration

    Online course + 8 days of face to face practical days in Dubai:

  • Dates

    September 17, 18, 24, 25 & October 1, 2, 8 & 9. Times:9am-4pm *Important note: The times are subject to change depending on the timings of the venues classes.

  • Time

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Price

    AED AED 5100 (USD 1,765) for online course plus the 8 x live face to face practical sessions.


Unit 3

The NeuroPilates™ repertoire

The next unit in the NeuroPilates Diploma is how to integrate the neurological exercises in to the Pilates repertoire. In this 5 day live course we will go through each brain lobe in detail, how to assess its function, as well as how to directly stimulate that part of the brain with neurological exercises that are integrated in to your Pilates sessions and classes. You will learn how to structure and theme NeuroPilates classes so that you’re able to offer a class that is stimulating and energising in both mind and body which allows the participant to get to know and understand their own brain over time. This is a very practical, applied neuroscience course. During the live days please make sure you have a mat, a small ball such as a tennis ball and you’re dressed to move. You will also get access to 12 NeuroPilates classes that you will use for practice after the live days.

Assessment

Practical class that can be done live or online.

Pre-requisite

Must have completed Unit 1 - Neuroanatomy Foundations of Movement and Unit 2 - The Pilates mat work repertoire
  • Duration

    6 days live on zoom (Note: The zoom recording will be available for two weeks only)

  • Dates

    20, 21,22,23,24 June 1 - 4 pm Dubai Time

  • Time

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Price

    AED 1835 (USD 500)


Unit 4

Neural assessments and programming

In this course we will be focusing on private sessions as opposed to group classes. You will learn how to take a detailed history of your client, conduct a series of in-depth assessments including dynamic posture, gait analysis, brain tests, movement screen as well as balance, vision and breathing tests. You will also learn associated corrective exercises and suggestions to be able to instantly make decisions based on your clients’ biofeedback.

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Assessment

Progressive Program write up and lesson plan

Pre-requisite

Must have completed Unit 1
  • Duration

    5 days of live on zoom

  • Dates

    11,12,13,14,15 July , 1- 4 pm

  • Time

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Price

    AED 1,835 (USD 500)



Assessment

  • Duration

    1 day

  • Dates

    TBC

  • Time

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Price

    Complementary